Player Profile: Melissa Manwill
Melissa Manwill is a senior at Hunter High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, who has accepted a scholarship at BYU for their illustration program and will be a walk-on on the schoolís track team. She has a 3.9969 GPA. In athletics, this year she was the state champion in the 300-meter hurdles and broke the 5A state record with a time of 43.47 seconds, breaking the previous record that held for five years.
Says Manwill, "Iíve always loved to run and jump. When I was little, I used to line up big water barrels and jump over them for fun, kind of like hurdling. So itís no wonder that I took to hurdles so quickly. I started hurdling in my junior year, and I taught myself to three-step over the hurdles on our schoolís indoor track." In the weightroom, she has power cleaned bodyweight, squatted 200 pounds and vertical jumped 23 inches.